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  • 04/01/2014 - 11:59 DMEK GRAFT DETACHMENT Cornea, 2014, April Graft detachment is one of the most common complications after Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK), but in determining the best approach to management, corneal surgeons must use the proper technology to make the diagnosis and recognise that not all graft detachments are the same, said Isabel Dapena MD, PhD
  • 03/03/2014 - 11:52 OCT, HRT FOR CORNEA Cornea, Mar, 2014 Routine use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) and in vivo confocal microscopy could improve corneal disease screening, diagnosis, monitoring and research much as they have retinal disease, Laurent Laroche MD told the 4th EuCornea Congress in Amsterdam.
  • 03/03/2014 - 11:51 LIMBAL DEFICIENCY Cornea, Mar, 2014 One thing Harminder S Dua MD, PhD does now that he didn’t in years past is delay surgery for limbal deficiency in patients who retain a central island of corneal epithelium and reasonable vision.
  • 03/03/2014 - 11:08 BLINK MORE Cornea, Mar, 2014 The incidence of dry eye is very significant but is not being adequately addressed. One place to start would be simply to get patients to blink more to relieve symptoms, Teifi James FRCOphth, consultant ophthalmologist and surgeon, West Yorkshire, UK, told the XXXVII UKISCRS Annual Congress in Manchester.
  • 01/24/2014 - 15:27 VISUAL REHABILITATION Cornea, Feb, 2014 While there has been tremendous progress in the field of ocular surface transplantation for eyes with limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) and excellent visual outcomes are being obtained using the Boston type 1 keratoprosthesis (Boston KPro, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary), visual rehabilitation of patients with bilateral corneal blindness due to LSCD still represents a challenge, said Virender S Sangwan MD, at the 26th APACRS meeting.
  • 01/24/2014 - 15:26 VIRAL KERATITIS Cornea, Feb, 2014 Emerging information indicates that ophthalmologists should now be considering cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in their differential diagnosis for patients with endotheliitis or corneal transplant rejection, according to John Dart DM, FRCOphth, speaking at the 4th EuCornea Congress in Amsterdam.
  • 01/24/2014 - 15:22 POST-LASIK ECTASIA Cornea, Feb, 2014 The integrated optical coherence pachymetry (OCP) technology found on the Schwind Amaris 750S excimer laser (Schwind eye-tech solutions) is a valuable feature for obtaining intraoperative cornea and flap thickness measurements in patients undergoing LASIK, said Sharita R Siregar MD.
  • 01/24/2014 - 15:07 KERATOCONUS Cornea, Feb, 2014 Corneal surgeons might agree that by flattening and regularising the cornea, intrastromal corneal ring segment/intracorneal continuous ring (ICRS/ICCR) implantation is a useful method for visual rehabilitation in eyes with keratoconus.
  • 01/24/2014 - 14:45 HZO MANAGEMENT Cornea, Feb, 2014 Timely diagnosis of herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO) and prompt initiation of proper treatment with a combination of antiviral therapy and a corticosteroid can reduce acute and long-term morbidity for affected patients. However, prevention is the best intervention for HZO, and ophthalmologists can play an important role in this area by counselling patients about the live attenuated varicellazoster virus vaccine (“HZ vaccine”; Zostavax, Sanofi Pasteur MSD), according to Elisabeth M Messmer MD.
  • 01/24/2014 - 13:36 DMEK VISUAL REHABILITATION Cornea, Feb, 2014 A new decision tree for the management of eyes with incomplete visual rehabilitation after DMEK offers a systematic approach for determining the underlying cause and guidance on targeted intervention for improving clinical outcomes. Developed by investigators at the Netherlands Institute for Innovative Ocular Surgery (NIIOS), the decision tree is based on findings from a retrospective study analysing data from 178 DMEK eyes.

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